If mistakes were made during a surgical procedure, you may be entitled to compensation. In order to make a claim, you’ll need to prove that your surgeon or other medical professional involved in your surgery, made avoidable mistakes, and that those mistakes led to injury.
You can make a claim on behalf of yourself, or on behalf of a loved one who is unable to make the claim themselves (e.g., a child or someone with limited mental capacity).
How Much Compensation Can I Receive?
The amount of compensation you can receive from a surgical error claim is dependent on a number of factors. Instead of a single sum based on the degree of severity, there are several kinds of losses that can be claimed:
- General Damages
This includes pain and suffering that is hard to quantify in terms of monetary value. Physical pain, loss of mobility, and mental anguish all can be part of the general damages in a surgical error claim.
- Care Claim
If you needed additional assistance in your daily life as a result of the surgical error, such as a nurse or carer at home, you can make a claim for compensation for those costs.
- Loss of Earnings
If the damage from a surgical error prevented you from being able to work, you can make a claim for both past and future lost earnings.
- Travel Expenses
Any expenses incurred in the process of travelling to medical appointments, including fuel costs or transportation fares, can be claimed.
- Medical Expenses
The cost for the treatment of issues with a private doctor or physiotherapist resulting from a surgical error can be recovered as a part of your surgical error claim.
The final total of your settlement will depend on the specific details of the factors listed above in your case.